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We walked these trails early in the morning. It was very peaceful and beautiful and not crowded. There is an element of danger as most of the trail wanders between a palmetto forest, but that adds to the experience. There are also a couple of boardwalks through cypress tree groves.

A little gem of a trail in the suburbs of Gainesville. Not really spectacular scenery- basically woods but Gainesville put a lot of effort to make this a pretty park/trail for Gainesville residents that follows the Hogtown Creek.

Nice little walk. There are a lot of stairs but the walk into the sinkhole is a unique experience. There is also a serene trail around the top of the sinkhole that is very picturesque.

I do eight mile hikes here at least once a week and I love it. North side trails are nice and wide and the habitats change up often so it's never dull. A great place to see deer, tortoises, armadillos, a plethora of birds, insects and now even coyote.
It's dog friendly and just a great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trails

trail running
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

My dog and I are weekly visitors, we love it! The sink hole makes it unique. She does the stairs much better than I do. The rangers are friendly and keep the park clean and safe. It's a great place to get exercise, have lunch, and take in the Florida scenery. Bristol likes meeting other dogs and people too.

hiking
2 months ago

It is a beautiful trail with lots of little off shoots, my only issue was you could hear the roar of the city mixed in the sounds of the teail.

The biker riders were rude and not considerate of hikers, they felt it was their trail.